Melamine Bowls Release Chemical in Hot Soup

A steamy bowl of soup on a wintry day is a true comfort, but you might want to make sure your hot soup is served in a ceramic or glass bowl instead of plastic. A small but unsettling study finds that those colorful hard, plastic bowls made from melamine release a chemical when filled with hot food, increasing the risk of kidney stones. In a pilot study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers in Taiwan found that volunteers …

Mmm Mmm Tasty: Hearty Brussels Sprout Soup For Cold Days

Hello again from Lenise. I wanted to share something special with you today… Becoming more health-conscious and trying to eat the recommended daily allowances of 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruits per day can be pretty cumbersome. One smart way to achieve this is to juice the fruit and soup the veggies. Brussels sprouts (yuck, who eats those?) are actually super healthy. At just 8 calories per serving, they’re low in cholesterol and saturated …

Foodie Friday: Okra Soup

The United States put up a good fight against Ghana in the World Cup last week, alas the Ghana Black Stars proved too much for Team USA. In honor of Ghana’s performance, here is a common west African dish: Okra Soup. Looks yummy!